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Katie Couric could fill in for 'Today' host Savannah Guthrie, report says

The former "Today" host could sit in for Savannah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Katie Couric could be mulling a return to her old Today show stomping grounds when current co-anchor, a five-months-pregnant Savannah Guthrie, goes on maternity leave.

Sources told the New York Post that NBC and Couric are in "preliminary talks" about a temporary position.

Couric, whose daytime talk show, Katie, was canceled in December, was hired as a "global anchor" by Yahoo! last year. Though Yahoo! has a relationship with ABC News, her contract doesn't prevent her from working with other networks.

“The reality is that it is primarily internal discussions," a source told The Wrap. "It's unclear whether Katie will want to do this and be available to guest co-host and whether she would be in NBC's plans."

The source also said that Couric "maintains" a friendship with Today hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker, which would make her a good substitute for Guthrie.

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